Friday, January 25, 2008

The Bump has Emerged!!!

21 Weeks 2 Days
My belly has pretty much been in hiding thus far but when I put my workout clothes on on Tuesday my stomach was much bigger! I know it is still small but it had a major growth spurt this last week. If I keep this kind of growth up I am going to be HUGE!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Iowa Sucks!

Not everything about Iowa is bad, but for the last week it has been freezing cold. When I left my apartment this morning at 5:30am it was -12 degrees. And with the lovely windchill the temp. came in at a miserable
-23 degrees. I think we are supposed to get up to a high of 10 degrees today. By the weekend it is supposed to finally be above freezing.

Here is a little bit of random trivia for you...the coldest tempurature that has ever been recorded in a place that is inhabited by human beings is -90.4 degrees. It was somewhere in Russia. The coldest tempurature that has ever been recorded in the United States is somewhere around -70 degrees. And that was somewhere in Montana. Which is one of the many reasons we will never live in Montana (sorry Kevin and Marianne).

Thursday, January 17, 2008

We are having a GIRL!!!

I am sooooo excited! I would have been just as excited if it was a boy too. I just love knowing. The ultrasound was amazing although it still doesn't feel real that there is a baby inside of me. I will try to get the pics posted but I need a scanner and don't have one today. Last night I went to bed before Nate did. When he came to bed he cuddled up next to me and said "My girls need me to hold them." It was way cute! Anyway, it is fun to be one big happy family!

By the way...I took the job. It has been keeping me busy. My phone rings all the time! I enjoy the work butI am glad it will be temporary.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Am I a bad person?...

I was made aware a few days ago that Jen the , group exercise director at Aspen (essentially my boss) was probably going to be let go. Or should we say forced to resign. Apparently the company wants her to work 40 hours in the gym instead of from home like she has been doing for the past 7 years. She has a baby and one on the way and does not want to be away from them. They also told her she was overpaid and that no one liked her. They dropped this bomb four days before Christmas. I have become quite close with Jen so we had a good long conversation about it on Sunday. On Wednesday as I was walking out of the gym Jason, one of the owner/manager guys, stopped me and basically offered me her position. It would basically be for the next three months because I too do not want to work full time once the baby comes. They told me this was okay and that I would just help them until they can find a full-time employee. The money would be great and the experience would be amazing...but am I a bad person for even considering it. The company wouldn't even be considering me if it weren't for Jen and all that she did for me. I have to make this decision asap because they want me to start Monday.


Boy or Girl?...

Only 5 more days until we find out if this little munchkin (or howerever you spell it) is a girl or a boy! I have been so excited I actually tried to move the ultrasound up a few days, but there were no appointments available:(. You can send your votes in now. The winners will receive the pride of knowing they got it right, and those of you who are wrong can buy me presents:). People keep asking if I think I know what he/she is. You know the whole mother's intuition thing...apparently I haven't quite developed that skill yet.